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- January 2013
Multiple Questions and One Answer
By Margaret Kearley
and brought still calm to Galilee
have stilled the wicked cursing breath
that culminated in His death?
Oh, could not He who healed the blind,
the lame, the dumb, the sickened mind,
be conqueror in the evil hour
when sin was victor in cruel power?
Could not the angel hosts on high
storm from each corner of the sky
to liberate, rescue and free
His dying form from Calvary?
Could He who banished misery
and set sad hearts at liberty
come to my aching heart today
and shed His light with quick’ning ray?
I run the path with hasty tread,
the questions tumbling in my head
each ‘Why’ and ‘How’ that I retrace
echoes with every onward pace.
The tomb is open—gaping wide—
why has the stone been rolled aside?
dare I stoop low? dare I go in?
dare I begin to hope again?
I see the grave clothes folded neat
that once enclosed His hands, His feet,
His head, His lifeless body. How? -
I need not ask, ‘tis all clear now.
I see, I understand, I believe,
He’s risen. I know that He did leave
this tomb, He’s victor o’er the grave,
death had no power to Him enslave.
My heart with joy is quiet and still,
I rest in His revealing Will
All doubting questions to ignore,
He is alive forever more.
(Inspired by John 20:1-8)
MARGARET KEARLEY lives in her hometown of Northampton in central UK. She is married to Mark and they have two adult children—Miriam, who is at home finishing her Degree locally, and Sam, presently enjoying life and work in the Ukraine. Margaret, a secretary-administrator by profession, is now retired but uses her admin skills as a member of the national team of Know Your Bible UK. She loves to write Biblical and devotional poetry for the Glory of God and to encourage and bless others. She would love to publish—one day!! You can read more by Margaret at FaithWriters.